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History of Indian and Africana Philosophy

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Rank #72 in Philosophy category

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Philosophy
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Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

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Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

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148 Ratings
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Excellent introduction to Indian philosophy

By Gajakadosth - Jun 30 2016
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Wonderfully narrated, although subject matter can be a bit heavy and requires concentration.

Good insight

By Ganezt - Nov 21 2015
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Amazingly lucid! Good luck! Bharat mata ki Jai!!!

iTunes Ratings

148 Ratings
Average Ratings
114
15
7
7
5

Excellent introduction to Indian philosophy

By Gajakadosth - Jun 30 2016
Read more
Wonderfully narrated, although subject matter can be a bit heavy and requires concentration.

Good insight

By Ganezt - Nov 21 2015
Read more
Amazingly lucid! Good luck! Bharat mata ki Jai!!!
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History of Indian and Africana Philosophy

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Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

Rank #1: HAP 01 - Something Old, Something New - Introducing Africana Philosophy

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Chike Jeffers and Peter Adamson kick off the new series by explaining the scope and meaning of "Africana philosophy".

Apr 01 2018

21mins

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Rank #2: HPI 03 - Kingdom for a Horse - India in the Vedic Period

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The Vedic period sets the context of the Upanisads, Buddhism and Jainism.

Oct 18 2015

17mins

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Rank #3: HAP 39 - Doris Garraway on the Haitian Revolution

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An interview with Doris Garraway on the background, intellectual basis, and legacy of the Haitian Revolution.

Nov 10 2019

32mins

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Rank #4: HPI 04 - Hide and Seek – The Upanisads

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The ancient texts known as the Upanisads claim to expose the hidden connections between things, including the self and the world.

Nov 01 2015

19mins

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Rank #5: HAP 02 - It’s Only Human - Philosophy in Prehistoric Africa

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Might philosophy be as old as humankind as we know it? We investigate the implications of findings concerning the origins of humankind in Africa.

Apr 15 2018

19mins

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Rank #6: HAP 38 - My Haitian Pen - Baron de Vastey

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The Baron de Vastey unveils the horror of colonialism as a system and defends the monarchy of King Christophe in the tense early years of Haiti’s independence.

Oct 27 2019

24mins

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Rank #7: HAP 17 - Event Horizon - African Philosophy of Time

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John Mbiti’s influential and controversial claim that traditional Africans experience time as having “a long past, a present, and virtually no future.”

Dec 09 2018

20mins

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Rank #8: HAP 31 - Justin Smith on Amo and Race in Early Modern Philosophy

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Justin E.H. Smith joins us to discuss Anton Wilhelm Amo against the background of ideas about race in early modern philosophy, including Leibniz.

Jun 23 2019

40mins

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Rank #9: HPI 29 - Practice Makes Perfect - Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra

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Yoga as presented by Patañjali offers a practical complement to the Sāṃkhya theory of the cosmos and the self.

Nov 13 2016

19mins

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Rank #10: HAP 33 - Young, Gifted, and Black - Phillis Wheatley

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Phillis Wheatley astonishes colonial Americans with her exquisite and precocious poetry and reflects on the liberating power of the imagination.

Jul 21 2019

22mins

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Rank #11: HAP 36 - Sons of Africa - Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano

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Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano advance the goals of the abolitionist movement through a groundbreaking political treatise and an influential autobiography.

Sep 29 2019

30mins

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Rank #12: HPI 54 - Graham Priest on Logic and Buddhism

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Graham Priest joins Peter to discuss non-classical logic and its connections with Buddhist patterns of reasoning.

Nov 26 2017

46mins

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Rank #13: HAP 21 - The Doctor Will See You Now - Divination, Witchcraft, and Knowledge

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Special forms of knowledge and the explanation of misfortunes in African tradition.

Feb 03 2019

21mins

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Rank #14: HAP 08 - Solomon, Socrates, and Other Sages - Early Ethiopian Philosophy

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Philosophy in Ethiopia, with translations of religious and philosophical texts into Ge’ez and a national epic called the Kebra Nagast.

Jul 08 2018

27mins

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Rank #15: HPI 47 - Jan Westerhoff on Nagarjuna

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A discussion with Jan Westerhoff, an expert on the great Buddhist thinker Nāgārjuna.

Jul 23 2017

36mins

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Rank #16: HAP 03 - Fertile Ground - Philosophy in Ancient Mesopotamia

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Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy?

Apr 29 2018

20mins

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Rank #17: HAP 23 - Nkiru Nzegwu on Gender in African Tradition

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An interview with Nkiru Nzegwu on matriarchy and gender fluidity in Africa.

Mar 03 2019

38mins

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Rank #18: HPI 05 - Do it Yourself - Indra’s Search for the Self in the Upanisads

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The god Indra learns patience and something about the self in a famous passage from the Upanisads.

Nov 15 2015

21mins

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Rank #19: HAP 40 - American Africans - Early Black Institutions in the US

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Building black institutions in early American history, with Prince Hall and the Masons in Boston, and Richard Allen and the Methodists in Philadelphia.

Nov 24 2019

21mins

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Rank #20: HAP 41 - Should I Stay or Should I Go? - The Colonization Controversy

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Questions of political autonomy and group identity in the emigration movement led by Paul Cuffe, Daniel Coker, John Russwurm and others.

Dec 08 2019

22mins

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HAP 57 - Race First, Then Party - T. Thomas Fortune

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T. Thomas Fortune uses newspaper editorials to put forth a theory of civil rights and set out a plan of political action for protecting them.

Jul 19 2020

21mins

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HAP 56 - African Personality - Edward Blyden

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Edward Blyden gains appreciation for Islam in West Africa and gradually moves from political nationalism to cultural nationalism.

Jul 05 2020

26mins

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HAP 55 - Planting the Seeds - James Africanus Beale Horton

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Africanus Horton looks toward a future of self-government for West Africa beyond slavery and colonialism.

Jun 21 2020

21mins

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HAP 54 - Wilson Moses on the Roots of Black Nationalism

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Wilson Moses speaks to us about his research into early black notionalism, as represented by Crummell, Douglass, and others.

Jun 07 2020

24mins

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HAP 53 - Pilgrim’s Progress - Alexander Crummell

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Alexander Crummell moves from pan-Africanism to reform of African American culture, identifying progressive “civilization” as a means of liberation.

May 24 2020

23mins

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HAP 52 - Great White North - Emigration to Canada

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Mary Ann Shadd and Samuel Ringgold Ward reflect on what Canada can offer African Americans, differing on the problem of racism.

May 10 2020

25mins

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HAP 51 - I Read Men and Nations - Sojourner Truth and Frances Harper

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The moral crusades of Sojourner Truth and Frances Harper, activists against racial and gender oppression.

Apr 26 2020

25mins

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HAP 50 - Nation Within a Nation - Martin Delany

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He is called a “father of black nationalism,” but Martin Delany also promoted integration in American society. Can the apparent tension be resolved?

Apr 12 2020

23mins

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HAP 49 - Let Your Motto Be Resistance - Henry Highland Garnet

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Henry Highland Garnet encourages, or actually demands, that enslaved Americans throw off their chains and debates Douglass over how best to resist slavery.

Mar 29 2020

25mins

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HAP 48 - Happy Holidays - Two Speeches by Frederick Douglass

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In two speeches marking holidays, Frederick Douglass champions the idea of world citizenship, the power of appeals to conscience to bring change, and the role of violence.

Mar 15 2020

23mins

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HAP 47 - Written by Himself - the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass' journey from slave to leading figure of 19th century American thought.

Mar 01 2020

23mins

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HAP 46 - Melvin Rogers on 19th Century Political Thought

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Melvin Rogers joins us to discuss Hosea Walker, Maria Stewart, and Hosea Easton.

Feb 16 2020

30mins

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HAP 45 - Unnatural Causes - Hosea Easton’s Treatise

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Hosea Easton’s Treatise provides an overlooked but fascinating theory of race and racism.

Feb 02 2020

31mins

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HAP 44 - Religion and Pure Principles - Maria W. Stewart

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Maria W. Stewart’s public addresses bring the concerns of African American women into the struggle against racial prejudice.

Jan 19 2020

22mins

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HAP 43 - Kill or Be Killed - David Walker’s Appeal

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David Walker defends violent resistance and encourages self-improvement in his incendiary and influential Appeal.

Jan 05 2020

25mins

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HAP 42 - James Sidbury on African Identity

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An interview with James Sidbury about the emergence of a self-conscious African identity in the diaspora.

Dec 22 2019

32mins

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HAP 41 - Should I Stay or Should I Go? - The Colonization Controversy

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Questions of political autonomy and group identity in the emigration movement led by Paul Cuffe, Daniel Coker, John Russwurm and others.

Dec 08 2019

22mins

Play

HAP 40 - American Africans - Early Black Institutions in the US

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Building black institutions in early American history, with Prince Hall and the Masons in Boston, and Richard Allen and the Methodists in Philadelphia.

Nov 24 2019

21mins

Play

HAP 39 - Doris Garraway on the Haitian Revolution

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An interview with Doris Garraway on the background, intellectual basis, and legacy of the Haitian Revolution.

Nov 10 2019

32mins

Play

HAP 38 - My Haitian Pen - Baron de Vastey

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The Baron de Vastey unveils the horror of colonialism as a system and defends the monarchy of King Christophe in the tense early years of Haiti’s independence.

Oct 27 2019

24mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

148 Ratings
Average Ratings
114
15
7
7
5

Excellent introduction to Indian philosophy

By Gajakadosth - Jun 30 2016
Read more
Wonderfully narrated, although subject matter can be a bit heavy and requires concentration.

Good insight

By Ganezt - Nov 21 2015
Read more
Amazingly lucid! Good luck! Bharat mata ki Jai!!!